Boeing Commercial airplanes and Swiss International Air Lines confirm order of new 777-300 ER

Boeing and Swiss International Air Lines have confirmed new order for a 777-300 ER for the cost of $339.6 million. Swiss Air Lines continues to establish the model as its flagship.

 Boeing and Swiss International Air Lines have confirmed a new order for one 777-300ER (Extended Range), valued at $339.6 million at list prices. The Swiss airline had previously ordered nine 777s and taken delivery of six this year as it continues to establish the 777-300ER as its flagship.

The 777-300ER is renowned as being of the most fuel and cost-efficient airplanes in its class as well as one of the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. It also has the highest cargo capability of any passenger airplane. The 777-300ER has consistently won many accolades among them being “Best Aircraft Type” based on passenger preference polls, “Best in Class” based on fuel burn, passenger load cost and performance and “Best Residual Value for a Twin Aisle Airplane”.

According to Peter Wojahn, Chief Technical Officer the Air Line will continue with its plans to turn the 777-300 ER into its flagship:

“The 777-300ER will be the backbone of our long-haul fleet for many years to come. As one of the largest operators of the 777-300ER in Europe we can offer our passengers unrivaled frequency and passenger comfort to a number of intercontinental markets thanks to this super-efficient long-haul aircraft. “

 Monty Oliver, Vice President of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added that company appreciates the confidence Swiss International has in them:

“We value the continued confidence SWISS places in the 777 program and are honored that the 777-300ER will to play prominent role in the airline’s expansion plans.”

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